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Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) Officer, Galkayo - UNICEF
« on: November 16, 2010, 08:33:23 PM »
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Closing date: 28 Nov 2010
Location: Somalia



Title: Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) Officer
Category and Grade Level: NOA
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
IMIS number: 63946
Length Of Contract: One year   
Organization Unit: Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH)
Duty Station: Galkayo
Date of Issue: 15 November 2010
Closing date of Application: 28 November 2010

If you are qualified Somali National looking for a chance to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable Somali children while gaining opportunities for career growth, you are invited to apply for the position of Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) Officer, Galkacyo Somalia. The successful candidate will be offered a Fixed Term Appointment for 1 year. Further extensions will be based on organization needs, funding availability and satisfactory performance.

If successful, you’ll be part of a dynamic and passionate team in Somalia and Nairobi that works together to improve the health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, and basic education of Somali girls and boys and protect them from violence, exploitation and abuse.

Purpose of the Post:
Under the supervision of the WASH Officer, the incumbent will contribute to programme planning, administration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH program activities, data analysis and progress reporting relevant to water, sanitation and hygiene in Central and Southern Somalia (CSZ) Zone.

Major duties and responsibilities:

- Undertake field visits to UNICEF project sites, work with beneficiary groups, organize and conduct assessments as necessary
- Facilitate the strengthening of WASH committees to ensure sustainability of the hygiene and sanitation initiatives.
- Ensure that social mobilization, hygiene and sanitation promotion activities are carried out in a participatory manner with the beneficiary communities, making optimal use of existing community networks.
- Monitor the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to partners / local authorities. Draft supply and financial documentation. Collect and record information on supply/ non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization
- Investigate queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments and follow up with finance, administrative, supply and program staff on processing of payments, advances to partners and liquidation of accounts. Ensure that activities are in accordance with work plan of action.
- Conduct training in chlorination and community hygiene awareness promotion.
- Assist in the developing of appropriate messages and hygiene promotional materials to promote key aspects of hygiene behavior in consultation with project partners
- Communicate with counterpart local authorities and communities on project details. Recommend courses of action
- Prepare reports on project activities
- Prepare background materials for use in discussions and briefing sessions
- Undertake arrangements for visits to project sites for partners and authorities, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

- University Degree, preferably in public health or related profession
- Two years experience with at least 1year of progressively responsible experience at professional level in Hygiene and Sanitation program, public health or in related field.
- Good knowledge of computer systems and applications
- Good communication, analytical skills
- Training skills in participatory teaching essential
- Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
- Fluency in English and Somali.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications with updated UN Personal History Form (P.11) form, updated CV and copies of academic certificates. UN staff are requested to provide the last two Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).

Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Human Resources Manager   
Vacancy Number 2010/035   
UNICEF Somalia Support Centre   
P.O. Box 44145-00100   
Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Field Office
Vacancy Number 2010/035
CZC, Somalia

Or email to:

Please note that documents submitted along with your applications will not be returned.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



Reference Code: RW_8B8M9N-32

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